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Donald Trump has named Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to his immigration transition team, KWCH reports.

Kobach said the job will take some of his time, but won’t take him away from home much. “I've got plenty to do here in Kansas,” he said.

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has been delivered yet another defeat in court over his plan to prevent people from voting in state and local elections unless they show proof of U.S. citizenship.

As The Kansas City Star reports, a Shawnee County judge has permanently extended an earlier injunction against a two-tiered voter registration system backed by Kobach.

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office plans to monitor election complaints in Kansas, KSN reports.

On election day, a federal prosecutor will be on duty to respond to complaints of possible election fraud and voting rights violations in Kansas. A phone number is available (913-551-6730) for concerned citizens to call if they suspect election fraud on November 8th. Assistant U.S. Attorney Leon Patton  will be responding to voter concerns and complaints throughout the day.

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has gained national attention trying to ensure that voters who failed to show proof of citizenship should not be allowed to vote. Almost 18,000 voters in the state have registered without showing such documentation. And now, as The Kansas City Star reports, a Shawnee County judge has said those registered voter’s ballots will count in November’s election.

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Voters in Kansas elections this November will not have to show proof of citizenship if they register using the federal form, reports The Wichita Eagle.

In January Kansas announced a controversial rule that would require proof of citizenship from voters who register using the federal form. But last week a federal appeals court rejected the rule. The court’s decision came after the League of Women Voters challenged the law.

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Kansas has become the latest state to put forward an attempt to set up strict citizenship tests aimed at keeping thousands of would-be voters from casting ballots in November, reports USA TODAY.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has asked a federal appeals court in Denver to take up the state's proof-of-citizenship voting case.

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From Texas to North Carolina to Wisconsin, federal judges have recently struck down state laws judges say were designed to keep minorities out of the voting booth.

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was accused last week of speaking to a group of white nationalists, reports The Topeka Capital-Journal. The accusation came from The Southern Poverty Law Center, after Kobach spoke at an event hosted by The Social Contract Press.

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is following through with his promise to enforce the proof-of-citizenship requirement on the state’s voter registrations, reports The Topeka Capital-Journal. In less than two weeks, Kansas has seen its number of incomplete voter registrations decline by nearly 6,700—a decline of nearly eighteen percent. A 2013 law required new voters to provide proof of their U.S.

Three Kansans face voter fraud charges

Oct 15, 2015

A western Kansas man is charged with voting in multiple Sherman County elections between 2012 and 2014 without being qualified. Secretary of State Kris Kobach is also charging Lincoln Wilson with committing election perjury. Two Johnson County residents are accused to voting in the 2010 general election without being lawfully registered Kansas voters. Few details have been released, but court documents show Kobach has worked with officials in surrounding states.

Over 30,000 Kansas voter registrations are on hold because they don't include citizenship documents. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach put a new rule in place cancelling those incomplete registrations after 90 days. Paul Davis, who was the Democratic candidate for governor last year, is heading up the lawsuit.

Kobach pushes for power to prosecute voter fraud

Nov 10, 2014
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Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he’ll keep pushing for the power to prosecute voter fraud cases reported Stephen Koranda for Kansas Public Radio.

Kansas Secretary of State race is neck and neck

Oct 29, 2014
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Recent polls seem to say the race for the office of Kansas Secretary of State is tighter-than-expected.  Incumbent Republican Kris Kobach is leading Democratic challenger, Jean Schodorf but only by single digits.  Kansas Public Radio’s J. Schafer talked to both of these candidates.

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Survey results are in, Kansas says the two highest profile races in the election are very close according to a recent press release. Fort Hays State University’s Docking Institute of Public Affairs recently completed Kansas Speaks Survey 2014.

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A Wichita judge ordered the Election Assistance Commission to enforce Kansas and Arizona laws requiring additional documents to prove citizenship for new voters reported the Wichita Eagle.

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach recently said comparing voter registration applications against Kansas birth certificates reduced the backlog of registrants whose voting rights are on hold because they don’t meet the new proof of citizenship requirement according to the Wichita Eagle.

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Campaign finance records show Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has fundraised more than twice the amount of Democratic challenger Jean Schodorf according to the Wichita Eagle.

Watch out Kobach, Schodorf’s in the Race

Dec 24, 2013
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The office of state secretary is usually a quiet position, operating under the theory that no publicity is good.  Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach has turned that philosophy on its ear.  Kobach is the outspoken lightning rod that has worked to reform voter registration in Kansas, and helped Arizona and Alabama write laws to crack down on illegal immigration reported Brad Cooper for the Kansas City Star.  That’s gotten him national attention.

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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt recently advised state election officials that guns will have to be allowed in some polling places, but can be banned in others reported Dion Lefler for the Wichita Eagle.

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  Kansas and Arizona

Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, and Ken Bennett, Arizona Secretary of State, are joining forces to save laws requiring proof of citizenship when registering to vote reported the Wichita Eagle

Will Kansas Move to a Two-Class System for Voters?

Aug 1, 2013
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As legislators gather this fall to rewrite the Hard 50 sentencing law, Wichita Democrats may try to amend the proof-of-citizenship voter registration law according to a recent article in the Wichita Eagle.